FESTIVAL Code of Conduct

Next Glass is a leading provider of experiences in the alcoholic beverage industry and has adopted this Festival Code of Conduct to outline expectations for all Next Glass festivals. Across our brands, which include Untappd, Hop Culture, BeerAdvocate, Oznr, and Ollie, we are committed to providing a safe, respectful, harassment-free, and fun environment for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, national origin, and/or religion.

Festival staff, venue staff, brewery representatives, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors and attendees (collectively “Event Participants”) will be held to the highest standards and are required to conduct themselves in a professional, respectful, and responsible manner at all times. All Event Participants must:

  • Treat all individuals and groups with respect
  • Contribute to an environment that is free of hostile and offensive behaviors
  • Address conflicts in a positive and constructive manner
  • Comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws
  • Comply with all venue and festival policies and procedures, including instructions provided by festival staff

Further, misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • Illegal, irresponsible, or unsafe use of alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Obscene or offensive gestures, including the use of obscene or offensive gestures through imagery, symbolism, banners, signs, or other means of visual propaganda deemed offensive
  • Unwelcome sexual attention, advances, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that interferes with an individual’s involvement or participation in the festival
  • Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm, endanger, threaten, or bring discomfort to others or personal property
  • Creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment including but not limited to taunting, physical or verbal advances, bullying, offensive jokes, harassment, intimidation, stalking, or, the taking or sharing of sexually explicit pictures
  • Harassing or unwanted photography or recording
  • Participating in any activity that humiliates or insults anyone
  • Accessing restricted areas without proper credentials
  • Disruption of event programming
  • Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behavior

Cooperation is expected from all Event Participants, and venue staff will actively enforce these standards before, during, and after the festival.

REPORTING PROCESS

Event Participants are responsible for both conducting themselves in accordance with this Festival Code of Conduct and helping to enforce its provisions should they witness misconduct without fear of retaliation when the actions of others violate the rights of any individuals or groups.

Misconduct can be reported by:

  1. Submitting a report via #NotMe on your mobile device. Reports can be made anonymously. Instructions on how to submit reports will be emailed to all festival participants in advance of a Next Glass festival and can be found on the festival website or via a QR code throughout the festival grounds.
  2. Contacting a festival staff member, identified by their gold “FEST CREW” shirts, credentials and/or radios.

RESOLUTIONS

Upon receiving a report and/or witnessing misconduct, festival staff and security will assess, investigate, and take appropriate measures. If any Event Participant is determined to have engaged in any form of misconduct, event organizers will take action to keep the festival a safe, respectful, inclusive, compliant, and fun environment for everyone. Action may include, but is not limited to, issuing a verbal or written warning to the offender, ejection from the festival without a refund, or reporting criminal activity to local law enforcement.

Further, the festival staff is available to help you contact your emergency contact, hotel, venue security, local law enforcement, and local support services, as well as provide escorts or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the festival.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

By participating in a Next Glass event, you agree to be held to the standards outlined in this Code of Conduct. You also agree that should you attend a Next Glass event and fail to comply with this Code of Conduct, Next Glass may pursue remedies deemed appropriate in accordance with federal, state and/or local law.